Digital Fortress : A Thriller

by Dan Brown | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 0312995423 Global Overview for this book
Registered by DreamworldBooks on 12/15/2005
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Journal Entry 1 by DreamworldBooks on Thursday, December 15, 2005
Purchased this book from a thrift store to share through bookcrossing. Enjoy!

Released 16 yrs ago (2/26/2006 UTC) at Book Relay in Book Relay, A book trading site -- Controlled Releases

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Sending off to Sobergirl. Sorry for the delay!

Journal Entry 3 by Sobergirl from Turku, Varsinais-Suomi / Egentliga Finland Finland on Thursday, May 4, 2006
Thanks the book arrived today.

Journal Entry 4 by Sobergirl from Turku, Varsinais-Suomi / Egentliga Finland Finland on Monday, May 8, 2006
Reserved for CandyDarling. I'll give the book to her on 10th May 2006 in Helsinki

Journal Entry 5 by CandyDarling from Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Wednesday, May 10, 2006
Thanks Sobergirl! After reading The Da Vinci Code and Angels and Demons, I want to see what else Dan Brown has written.

Book description:
When the NSA's invincible code-breaking machine encounters a mysterious code it cannot break, the agency calls its head cryptographer, Susan Fletcher, a brilliant, beautiful mathematician. What she uncovers sends shock waves through the corridors of power. The NSA is being held hostage--not by guns or bombs -- but by a code so complex that if released would cripple U.S. intelligence. Caught in an accelerating tempest of secrecy and lies, Fletcher battles to save the agency she believes in. Betrayed on all sides, she finds herself fighting not only for her country but for her life, and in the end, for the life of the man she loves.

Journal Entry 6 by CandyDarling at Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Tuesday, January 11, 2011
I realized I don't think I'll be able to read this book, based on some reviews I read.

Excerpt from a review by bbum:
"Digital Fortress is just too technically moronic. In particular, the stupidity is at the center of the plot.

How stupid? Passwords in the NSA are only 5 letters… and never have spaces in them but are still super-secure. The NSA uses FTP as a secure means of transferring files. The NSA uses wireless keyboards and allows employees to come and go with equipment at will. Random computer viruses will infect custom system architectures and OSes that exist nowhere else in the world. All of this while portraying the NSA as the most advanced computing center in the world. It was so poorly done that even my Mom saw through it (she is not technically inclined)."

I also read two pages from the very beginning of the book, reproduced at hanzismatter.com:
Painful Excerpt from Dan Brown's Digital Fortress



Based on this evidence, I don't think I can read a book which probably will make me bang my head against the desk every few minutes... I have a degree in computer science, I don't think I can ignore all the mistakes. Instead, I'm giving this book to a friend who's very knowledgeable technically. *evil grin*

Journal Entry 7 by CandyDarling at Espoo, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Released 11 yrs ago (1/11/2011 UTC) at Espoo, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland

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I'm giving this to friend. Enjoy!

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Journal Entry 8 by EijaH at Espoo, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Saturday, November 12, 2011
Normally when I read books, I do not analyze every detail, so I have to say that I enjoyed the reading even if there were technical mistakes etc. mentioned by other journalers.

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